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National Hunt Chase 2020 Result

17:30 Tuesday 10 March 2020


Distance: 3m 5f 201y (Old)
Prize: £74,125 Age: 5yo+ Race Type: Chase Going: Soft

After last season's grim renewal, a revamped National Hunt Chase, with the distance reduced, 2 fewer fences jumped and tighter conditions enforced for both horses and riders, the result the smallest field for the race this century and a surprising lack of depth, plenty looking short of the standard required, the race weakened further by the favourite failing to handle the fences, the pair that finished clear both with plenty of experience, including in handicaps; the pace increased on the final circuit and only 6 completed under very testing conditions, the standard of jumping declining markedly as the race went on, though there were no fallers and just 3 unseats among the 8 non-finishers.

All 14 ran. Fences: 23.

Winning Owner: Try Ravenhill Syndicate

Time: 8m 25.5s

1 Silk colours for RAVENHILL (IRE), trained by Gordon Elliott, Ireland and owned by Try Ravenhill Syndicate RAVENHILL (IRE) 10 11-6 12/1
J: Mr J. J. Codd T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
2 Silk colours for LORD DU MESNIL (FR), trained by Richard Hobson and owned by Mr Paul Porter & Mike & Mandy Smith LORD DU MESNIL (FR) 7 11-6 11/2
J: Mr Sam Waley-Cohen T: Richard Hobson
3 Silk colours for LAMANVER PIPPIN, trained by Colin Tizzard and owned by Dr Donna Christensen 28 LAMANVER PIPPIN 7 11-6 33/1
J: Mr William Biddick T: Colin Tizzard
4 Silk colours for FORZA MILAN (IRE), trained by James A. Nash, Ireland and owned by TSKOC Syndicate 3 FORZA MILAN (IRE) 8 11-6 12/1
J: Mr D. O'Connor T: James A. Nash, Ireland
5 Silk colours for SMOKING GUN (IRE), trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien, Ireland and owned by Gigginstown House Stud 13 SMOKING GUN (IRE) 7 11-6 20/1
J: Mr T. Hamilton T: Joseph Patrick O'Brien, Ireland
6 Silk colours for NEWTIDE (IRE), trained by Kim Bailey and owned by Lady Dulverton 39 NEWTIDE (IRE) 7 11-6 12/1
J: Mr B. O'Neill T: Kim Bailey
ur Silk colours for ANTEROS (IRE), trained by Sophie Leech and owned by Mr K. W. Bell ANTEROS (IRE) 12 11-6 100/1
J: Mr D. Skehan T: Sophie Leech
pu Silk colours for CLONDAW CIAN (IRE), trained by Sophie Leech and owned by Mr G. Thompson CLONDAW CIAN (IRE) 10 11-6 100/1
J: Mr J. C. Barry T: Sophie Leech
pu Silk colours for THE HOLLOW GINGE (IRE), trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies and owned by The Ginge Army THE HOLLOW GINGE (IRE) 7 11-6 25/1
J: Mr Zac Baker T: Nigel Twiston-Davies
pu Silk colours for OCEAN COVE (IRE), trained by Fergal O'Brien and owned by The FOB Racing Partnership OCEAN COVE (IRE) 8 11-6 33/1
J: Ms L. O'Neill T: Fergal O'Brien
ur Silk colours for CAREFULLY SELECTED (IRE), trained by W. P. Mullins, Ireland and owned by Miss M. A. Masterson CAREFULLY SELECTED (IRE) 8 11-6 10/11
J: Mr P. W. Mullins T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
pu Silk colours for SOME CAN DANCE (IRE), trained by Samuel Drinkwater and owned by Richard Bailey & Mr D P Drinkwater SOME CAN DANCE (IRE) 7 11-6 100/1
J: Mr H. D. Dunne T: Samuel Drinkwater
pu Silk colours for REDZOR (IRE), trained by Dan Skelton and owned by Bryan Drew & Steve Roper REDZOR (IRE) 7 11-6 66/1
J: Mr Jack Andrews T: Dan Skelton
ur Silk colours for SPRINGFIELD FOX, trained by Tom George and owned by O'Donohoe, Cavanagh, Robinson, Nelson SPRINGFIELD FOX 7 11-6 7/1
J: Mr Noel George T: Tom George

All 14 ran. Fences: 23.

Winning Owner: Try Ravenhill Syndicate

Time: 8m 25.5s


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